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Quote:>So I'm trying to add a printer to my Solaris x86 2.6 box. Basically,
>I'd like to create a printer that uses a shell script as a filter (in
>the BSD sense of the /etc/printcap word). Although, we don't have
>/etc/printcap on 2.6. So, how can I do this.
>Yes, I'm trying to add postscript support for an hp printer. Yes,
>I've read the ubiquitously referenced html file on this. No, I
>couldn't get it to work.
The 2.6 LP system has inherited the more flexible SV print filters.
Basically, you define a printer with type "PCL" and the define a filter
that converts postscript to PCL using lpfilter.
The solaris FAQ says:
3.11) How can I print to a non-Postscript/non-ascii printer?
The cheapest way to do this is using a printer setup based on
When installing Ghostscript, make sure that it supports your
printer *and* make sure that you include support for your
specific printer in Ghostscript.
Then go to "Setting up a GS printer under Solaris",
and follow the instructions there.
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